The manuscript S1 is one of the chief witnesses to the Sanskrit Yasna, containing the Avestan text of the Zoroastrian Yasna liturgy to chapter 46.19, together with a Sanskrit translation and commentary. This book contains the complete, full-colour set of facsimile images of S1.
An introduction by Leon Goldman provides an overview of the Zoroastrian Sanskrit tradition together with a discussion of the S1 manuscript covering its physical appearance, its age and history, and for the first time, a detailed palaeographic analysis of the Avestan and Sanskrit text.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia / Corpus Avesticum|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Leon Goldman, Ph.D. (2012), SOAS, University of London, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at that university. His publications include the monograph Rašn Yašt: The Avestan Hymn to ‘Justice’ (Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2015).
Table of Contents
2 The Parsi Sanskrit Tradition
3 Physical Description
4 Age and History
5.1 Avestan Palaeography
5.2 Sanskrit Palaeography
6 Pahlavi Text
7 Range of Extant Text
8 Note to the Facsimile Images
9 Facsimile Images